The statistics released by the Irish Department of Justice on Wednesday showed domestic violence was more common in Ireland than anywhere else in the European Union.
The data, from 2013, showed there were 8,521 recorded incidents of domestic violence in Ireland, of which 2,919 (7.7%) were recorded in the last 12 months.
Domestic violence was the most common reason for violence, with a staggering 41% of all domestic violence incidents in Ireland were linked to violence.
Domestic Violence Statistics Ireland 2013 – Summary of Domestic Violence In Ireland: Table 3: Domestic Violence statistics in Ireland Source The Irish Department Of Justice on Tuesday said there were 4,569 recorded domestic violence offences in 2013, of these 4,715 were recorded between June and September.
In the same period, there were 3,945 reported incidents of physical violence.
There were 1,542 recorded sexual offences, and 1,955 reported thefts.
There was a total of 2,746 reported sexual offences in 2012, with 1,069 recorded in 2013.
Of these, 1,848 were domestic violence and the other 2,527 were other offences.
Domestic crime was the second leading cause of death for women aged 15-24, followed by car theft.
In 2013, the murder rate was the fifth highest in Europe and it was the lowest for men aged 25-34.
Domestic abuse was the fourth leading cause for death for men and the fifth leading cause in women.
There is also a significant gender gap in Ireland.
Of those aged 15 to 24, women were more than twice as likely as men to have experienced domestic violence.
Men were more likely than women to experience physical violence and there was a significant gap in terms of the frequency of violent crimes.
In contrast, there was no significant difference in terms in the frequency and the severity of other forms of domestic abuse.
In terms of age group, there is a significant age gap in the number of women experiencing domestic violence, although it is much smaller in men.
In addition, there are significant gender gaps in the use of non-domestic forms of violence, such as stalking.
However, there has been progress in addressing the issue of domestic crime, and it is vital that there is more work being done to prevent violence and abuse.
The Department of justice said there are a number of steps the Government is taking to improve domestic violence prevention in Ireland: In 2013-14, the number one priority for the Irish Government was to reduce the rate of domestic violent crime.
In 2014-15, the Government launched a National Strategy for Domestic Violence.
It was to be a comprehensive national strategy to address the challenges facing victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as to tackle the underlying issues that lead to violence in our society.
The strategy was to address all aspects of domestic, sexual and relationship violence, including the specific issues that impact on women and girls, including domestic violence issues.
In 2015-16, the National Strategy was revised and updated to include measures to prevent domestic violence among young people, including a national campaign to tackle domestic violence on college campuses.
The National Strategy is available on the Department of Health website.
There has also been a series of initiatives to address violence against women, including legislation to amend the Violence Against Women Act to make it more clear that men and women cannot be treated as the same.
These include: Ensuring the right of women and men to seek support and services, including for victims of violence.
Ensuring that perpetrators of domestic or sexual violence are held to account and those who abuse women, children or vulnerable people are held accountable.
Ensoring the rights of survivors of domestic-based violence and protecting them from retaliation.
Ensouring the right for victims to access the full range of domestic services and protection, including counselling, legal support, employment, housing and health care.
Strengthening the capacity of local authorities and other community-based and voluntary organisations to support victims and those experiencing domestic abuse, to ensure that the right to safety is not undermined.
Ensurrecting the Community Support Framework to better support and protect victims of sexual and physical violence, and to ensure services are available to those who need them.
Ensured that the police, prosecutors and courts respond appropriately to domestic violence allegations.
The Government is also working to strengthen the provision of services and support to those affected by domestic violence to ensure a fair and just settlement of all cases.
The Irish Government is currently working to improve the availability of services, the availability and quality of legal advice, the ability of victims to appeal and the enforcement of criminal laws.
The State is also supporting the Government to develop new initiatives to reduce domestic violence through a range of policies, including, for example, increased resources for domestic violence services and services to support survivors of abuse.